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February 09, 2004 - February 10, 2004

Conflict resolution and humanitarian intervention in response to genocide

Hon. Gareth Evans

President, International Crisis Group, Brussels

Keynote Speaker

Hon. Gareth Evans is President and Chief Executive of the International Crisis Group (ICG), a private multinational organization to prevent and resolve deadly conflict, based in Brussels. He earned degrees in Law from Melbourne University and in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University. From 1978 until 1999 he was a member of the Australian Parliament. He was Cabinet Minister for thirteen years under Hawke and Keating, Minister for Resources and Energy, Minister for Transportation and Communications and one of Australia's longest serving Foreign Minister from 1988-1996. As Foreign Minister he played a major role in developing the UN Peace Plan for Cambodia, founding the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) and initiating the Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Among other positions Mr. Evans is currently a member of the International Council of the Asia Society, the Council of the Asia-Australia Institute and appointed Co-Chair of the International Commission on Intervention and Sovereignty. Gareth Evans has published numerous books and articles on foreign relations, human rights, legal reform and democratic socialist political philosophy. He was Australian Humanist of the Year in 1990 and won the ANZAC Peace Prize.

Monday, February 9, 2004:

14:30 Keynote speech and dialogue at the Asian Institute of Technology

His lecture at AIT will also be LIVE webcasted on

Info and free tickets: Phone (02) 524 6065, Fax (02) 524 5883, E-mail

Tuesday, February 10, 2004:

10:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at the National Defense Studies Institute (not a public event)

19:30 Evening talk and dialogue at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand

Info and tickets: Phone (02) 652 0580-1, Fax (02) 652 0582, E-mail